True Belonging

If you can see your path laid out in front of you step by step, you know it's not your path. Your own path you make with every step you take. That's why it's your path. - Joseph Campbell The holidays often hold a mix of nostalgia, expectation, elation and disappointment for me. I want … Continue reading True Belonging

Boundaries of steel?

I sat in a counseling session some time ago, working on a relationship that matters a great deal to me, and I asked, “So, I’ve finally set these boundaries, but why do I still feel so angry and resentful?” Can you relate? You’ve done all this work to finally clarify what does and doesn’t work … Continue reading Boundaries of steel?

on my nightstand + in my ears

Here's a short article about ways to set boundaries by my bestie, BB. I'm dreaming of my own space to craft (or nap) sans interruptions. Aren't these dreamy?! This is one of the most beautifully illustrated, and intended children's books I've read lately. I've been so encouraged by sacred practices like Aaron Niequist writes about … Continue reading on my nightstand + in my ears

Doing the work.

If we do not transform our pain, we will most assuredly transmit it—usually to those closest to us: our family, our neighbors, our co-workers, and, invariably, the most vulnerable, our children. - Richard Rohr When my husband and I talked about growing our family, one of my biggest fears was that I would pass along … Continue reading Doing the work.

belonging.

“True belonging is the spiritual practice of believing in and belonging to yourself so deeply that you can share your most authentic self with the world and find sacredness in both being a part of something and standing alone in the wilderness. True belonging doesn’t require you to change who you are; it requires you … Continue reading belonging.

Doing the Best We Can

I know my life is better when I work from the assumption that everyone is doing the best they can. - Brené Brown We’ve had an unusual string of colds this year, cycling through our house and group of friends like a small cyclone every few weeks, leaving chapped noses, sleepless nights and evidence of … Continue reading Doing the Best We Can